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WindsorHopeful last won the day on May 2 2018

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  1. I'd go with your previous manager if itll be strong. The Dean's will likely be generic like you mentioned and itd be odd to include the lawyers if you've never worked with them.
  2. Being appointed to a judge position is a long process. You have to practice law for a minimum of 10 years and be in good standing (having a good reputation helps too). You apply for a position, a committee reviews all the applications and creates a short list of candidates to interview. After interviews, reference checks etc the committee makes a shorter list of recommended candidates and the Attorney General choses the candidate who will receive the position from the recommended candidates. I think the role of the Attoney General in the process may have recently changed, or been removed completely. It isn't easy and all the judges I've met had a long and successful legal career before becoming a judge. Many of them were crown 'prosecutors' (/attorneys).
  3. I was thinking whisky too - or a fancy scotch.
  4. Yep! From what I remember, they ask for your LSAC account number when you sign up for OLSAS and then they just use that to request your score from LSAC.
  5. When you submit your OLSAS application, they will obtain your LSAT score from LSAC and all of the schools you apply to will have access to your LSAT score. You don't have to do anything for this to happen. On OLSAS, you chose which Ontario schools you want to apply to (at an additional cost for each). OLSAS is just for Ontario schools. All other schools have their own individual application process. OLSAS should open up in September, then application materials are due November 1st. Some other schools start the process a bit earlier. You will send (/upload) your application materials (transcripts, LOR etc) to OLSAS, and to each individual school you want to apply to outside of Ontario. Any school you apply to will obtain your LSAT score from LSAC without you doing anything. I'm happy to answer any other questions you have.
  6. You apply to Ontario law schools through OLSAS (part of OUAC - https://www.ouac.on.ca/olsas/). As far as I know, the only role that LSAC plays for Canadian students is it's administration of the LSAT. You'll need to apply through OLSAS, or the school directly for schools outside of Ontario. I think purchasing CAS was a mistake - I don't think you can use that service to apply to Canadian schools (or, at least, it won't be very helpful).
  7. I provided reference letters for all the firms which had the option and multiple had them highlighted and asked questions about them during OCIs. Honestly, if you have really strong reference letters, I can't imagine why you wouldn't include them.
  8. It's fine. I took first year courses in my fourth year and got into multiple schools. I really don't think they analyze it that much.
  9. It is absolutely possible to maintain or start a relationship in law school! It is best to just consider law school a full time job, and not let it consume your life. There is so much free time in law school. Honestly, as someone mentioned here, I think it's easier to maintain or start a relationship in law school than during practice (or while working any professional full time job). I was 2 years into a relationship when I started law school and it's been great. My partner isn't in law (or school) but he loves hearing stories about interesting case law. I just think it's important to find someone who respects your time and commitment to law school. In terms of meeting someone in school, I think law school is a great opportunity to meet someone. There are multiple couples in my school that met during 1L and they all seem happy.
  10. Unless you have an actual desire to live in New Brunswick, break that lease. Queens is worth it.
  11. What level court did you complete a clerkship with? (if you don't mind me asking!)
  12. To start, I know - It's a weird time of year to be posting questions like this, but I am unable to find the information online. Does anyone have any details about the format of the writing samples requested by the Supreme Court? I know that, if chosen for an interview, they request 2 samples but what length are those samples expected to be? I saw a post from 2016 which said 5-10 pages, is this double or single spaced? I have little to no shot at a SCC clerkship but plan to apply anyway. I have one writing sample and am trying to decide whether I should take a paper course during the fall, or if I can just write a paper on my own (if it's only 5-10 double spaced pages, I'll likely do the latter)- or is this frowned upon? Any information would be appreciated! Thank you.
  13. This is insane. If the banks run some kind of check before releasing next years funds, he will likely have to pay it all back immediately. This is 100% not allowed under the agreements, which should be incredibly obvious. Your friend needs to smarten up. I can't even imagine their thought process to think this would be a reasonable strategy.
  14. Wow. Learn to write. From your post, it is easy to infer that you think that science classes are harder which is literally why you're asking whether this would lead law schools to consider a lower BSc GPA over a higher BA GPA. Glaedr answered your question - for others, arts degrees are harder. Therefore, it is unlikely that schools will consider your GPA more positively just because it's a BSc.
  15. The plan is to have a dedicated space for law students in the CAW building (it's a building which includes the bookstore, food court etc). If anyone has any specific questions, feel free to shot me a personal message. I'm an incoming 3L- happy to answer any questions.
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